Slovak Response to COVID-19, Travel Restrictions to The United States of America, and Consular Services at Embassy Bratislava
Update on Change to U.S. Travel Policy Requiring COVID-19 Vaccination for nonimmigrant travel
Last updated: May 25, 2023
The Administration will end the COVID-19 vaccine requirements for international air travelers at the end of the day on May 11, the same day that the COVID-19 public health emergency ends. This means starting May 12, noncitizen nonimmigrant air passengers will no longer need to show proof of being fully vaccinated with an accepted COVID-19 vaccine to board a flight to the United States. CDC’s Amended Order Implementing Presidential Proclamation on Safe Resumption of Global Travel During the COVID-19 Pandemic will no longer be in effect when the Presidential Proclamation Advancing the Safe Resumption of Global Travel During the COVID-19 Pandemic is revoked.
Please see: https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefing-room/statements-releases/2023/05/01/the-biden-administration-will-end-covid-19-vaccination-requirements-for-federal-employees-contractors-international-travelers-head-start-educators-and-cms-certified-facilities/
Entry and Exit Requirements:
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Are there COVID-related entry requirements for U.S. citizens? No. As of April 6, 2022, all COVID-19 requirements for entry to Slovakia were cancelled, regardless of vaccination status.
As of April 21, 2022, masks are only required to be worn in healthcare settings. Children under the age of 6 years are exempt from all mask requirements.
Is a negative COVID-19 test (PCR and/or serology) required for entry? No.
Are health screening procedures in place at airports and other ports of entry? No.
Are visa extensions for residents and/or tourists available? Yes, as detailed below.
- Temporary and permanent residents, as well as anyone on paroled status in Slovakia, whose validity expires during the declared state of extraordinary circumstances and up to a month afterwards will have their legal status extended for two months after the official state of extraordinary circumstances is declared over.
- Travelers that legally entered Slovakia on a Schengen visa will maintain their legal status until one month after the official state of extraordinary circumstances.
- Note that the state of extraordinary circumstances is not the same as the state of emergency that ended on May 14, 2021, nor the state of emergency that ended on February 22, 2022.
- For current information in English, including operating hours of the Foreign Police, see the website of the International Organization for Migration.
- Slovak government COVID-19 information page
- U.S. Embassy in Bratislava COVID-19 information
- U.S. Embassy in Bratislava Security and Travel information
- International Office for Migration in Slovakia COVID-19 information page
- The Embassy of the Slovak Republic in Washington, DC
- European Commission COVID-19 travel regulations
- Slovak Spectator (English language newspaper)